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tv   Way Too Early With Willie Geist  MSNBC  February 7, 2011 5:30am-6:00am EST

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president mubarak sits tight in the egyptian palace. did the united states get any closer to weekend to a deal that will ease the president out of power. and the question is, and i'm quoting o'reiley here, does it bother you that so many people hate you? it's way too early for this. good morning. i'm willie geist. the show that speaks for millions of americans when it says thank you packers kicker crosby for that late chip shot to move the super bowl off of a push. i'm glad you're up with me this morning. shoot me an e-mail at let me know why you're up this hour? or text the word awake followed by your response to 6229. this morning, we want to hear what were your favorite
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commercials during the game last night? we're going to count down your choices later in the show. the next 30 minutes will be your cram session. a lot going on today, including a big media merger between aol and huffington post. we'll have the details there. also, complete highlights and reaction to the super bowl. here is some early action. aaron rodgers to nelson, packers up, 7-0. moments later, big ben roethlisberger throws an interception. nick collins picks it off. packers at this point in the first quarter looked like it might be a run away, but the steelers mounted a big comeback and it went down to the final minutes of the game. we'll have the full highlights later. first, let's get to the news live at 5:30 a.m. thousands of egyptians are vowing to escalate pressure on president mubarak who is still clinging to power after nearly two weeks of unrest.
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the country's newly appointed vice president omar suleiman met with others yesterday offering up freedom of the press, term limits to the presidency and an end to the country's emergency law which has been in effect since anwar sadat's assassination in 1981. in abdomen interview, suleiman touted the changes and insisted he would not run for president, saying he had no urge to do so. however, the plan does not include plans for mubarak's early departure. speaking yesterday on "meet the press" opposition leader mohamed elbaradei insisted that mubarak step down. >> but i'm asking your view, must he leave power? must he leave egypt? >> no, he doesn't have to leave egypt at all. he's an egyptian. he has absolutely the right to live in egypt.
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but he has to leave power. he can step aside and get the country to move on and the power is transitional government -- caretaker government and have a year of transition. >> elbaradei weighed in on whether or not egypt's peace treaty with israel would survive this revolution. there will be great fear about a potential leader of egypt saying that the peace treaty is not rock solid with israel. >> well, i think -- i think everybody saying it is rock solid, but everybody also saying that at the same breath that whether egypt is a democracy, whether egypt is a dictatorship, everybody in egypt wants to see an independent palestinian state, but i don't think anybody agrees with that. that has nothing to do with the peace treaty between egypt and
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israel, as you said, has been concluded and i expect egypt will continue to do that. >> the obama administration now has to walk a very delicate line in its approach to the turmoil in egypt. >> the united states, i think, cannot micromanage the process. what we have to do, however, is make clear that the process itself is important and arriving at a democratic solution the important, which is, in fact, inclusive democratic peaceful and rapid. >> amyself all the chaos in egypt, there are new reports this morning that the united states is sending warships, including one with at least 700 troops to the north african country. officials in washington have said that the move is mainly for the evacuation of american citizens in case the situation there deteriorates further. meanwhile, in an interview with fox news before last night's super bowl, president obama told bill o'reiley that egypt is a changed place after the demonstrations. >> egypt is not going to go back to what it was.
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the egyptian people want freedom, they want free and fair elections, they want a representative government, they want a responsive government. we can say that the time is now for you to start making a change in that country. we've also consistently said to them both publicly and privately is that trying to suppress your own people is something that is not sustainable. >> the president downplayed concerns that the muslim brotherhood will take on a major role in a new government. i think that the muslim brotherhood is one faction in egypt. they don't have majority support in egypt. but they are well organized and there are strains of bare ideology that are anti-u.s. there's no doubt about it. here is the thing we have to understand. there are a whole bunch of secular folks in egypt. there are a whole bunch of educators and civil society in
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egypt that wants to come to the floor, as well. and so it's important for us not to say that our only two options are only the muslim brotherhood or a -- >> but you don't want to muslim brotherhood people? >> all that said, egyptians now promising new protests before anything will change here. that interview with bill o'reiley and the president spanned a number of topics. president obama talked about the hardships over the first two years of his office. >> worst part of the job is, first of all, i've got a jacket on super bowl sunday. if i wasn't president, that would fought be happening. >> you don't have a tie. >> the biggest problem for me is being in the bubble. it's very hard to escape. you know, you can't go to the corner super market -- >> everyone is watching every move you make. >> every move you make. and over time, what happens is that you feel like that you're not able to just have a spontaneous conversation with folks and that's a loss. that's a big loss.
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>> does it disturb you that so many people hate you? no, it's a serious question. >> you know, the truth is that the people -- and i'm sure previous presidents would say the same thing, whether it was bush or clinton or reagan or anybody. the people who discliek you don't know you. >> but they hate you. >> even the folks who hate you, they don't know you. >> that's true. >> what they hate is whatever fun house mirror image of you that's out there. and they don't know you. and so you don't take it personally. >> this is the third year the president has sat down for a live interview before the super bowl which, of course, is typically the highest rated tv event of the year. later this morning, president obama will continue efforts to repair his administration's at times brave but improving relationship with business. he'll deliver a speech at the u.s. chamber of commerce. in recent weeks, obama has made a point of reaching out to the
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business community, including making key tax breaks back in december and naming general electric's jeffrey immelt to the council. in response to republican demands for deep spending reduction. in an opinion piece for the "new york times" yesterday, jacob blue said, quote, tough choices are in store for the country. he wanted to mention specific cuts including grants for community service and community development. meanwhile, in an interview yesterday, former senator allen simpson blasted congress for refusing to take on -- against cuts. >> any politician, if and in the range of my lovely voice, if you have a pair of politicians give up and say, i know we can get this done, we're going to get rid of all earmarks, air force
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one, all congressional pensions, that's just sparrow bell much in the midst of a typhoon. you dig into the big four, medicare, medicaid, social security and defense. and anybody giving you anything different than that, you want to walk out the door, stick your finger down your throat and give them a green weenie. >> obama is set to submit his budget proposal to congress today which is expected to kick off a month long debate to congress over how to tame the federal deficit, the green weenie. in california, hundreds of admirers of president ronald reagan gathered yesterday to pay tribute to the president on the 100th anniversary of his his birth. accompanied by first admiral, nancy reagan placed a wreath on her husband's grave marker. it featured a fly over by an
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f-18. reagan was 93 when he died on june 5th, 2004 after a long battle with alzheimer's disease. let's turn now and get an early look at the market as we get up in your business this morning. a monster deal in the world of media, cnbc's rebeccamy hahn is live in london with details. good morning. >> good morning, yeah. markets are set to open just a few points higher when you get up into trading today. in the meantime, a couple of stories to mention, one is that big media deal. aol degreeing to buy the huffington post and the price tag on that deal, $350 million. aol is a company that is struggling to win over investors and win over clients, as well as viewers. huffington post is a relatively new business, but it's been growing quickly. bringing those two companies together, you can see the
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benefits. air anrizonir arianna huffingto in charge of the huffington post. clients accusing them of slapping rather large overdraft charges on customers. that seems to be coming to a close. back to you. >> arianna huffington will be kept on board at aol. she'll be in charge of contents on aol. still to come, we'll go down to arlington, texas, for highlights. they didn't get the vince lombardi trophy the without a fight from the steelers. plus, how about the super bowl ads? ozzie and bieber. keep those e-mails coming. as we had i head to break, this date in history on, the
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so start your business, protect your family, launch your dreams. at we put the law on your side. 5:45 in the morning. let's get a check of the weather from meteorologist bill karins. bill, it's not raining or snowing. i don't know what to do with myself. >> yesterday was weird. everyone was walking around the snow banks like, the sun is out. it was confusing and disorienting. we've changed the weather pattern. finally from the great lakes to new england, the weather apparently has changed. there's no big snowstorms in sight. we're going to get some snow here and there and we'll warm up. but the big pattern change is no
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more big storms for us. today, starting off in the 20s and 30s. it's not going to be as sunny as yesterday. highs in the 30s and 40s. d.c., 50 degrees today. philly, near 48. this is a little bit of a break from the harsh winter we've had. there's still more cold air that's going to come down. this is still february. but the storm pattern has changed. this next storm that's going to come in today and tomorrow into the plains, bringing snow to the nebraska, kansas, oklahoma looking to get more snow. but instead of going to the south and then heading up through the east coast and hitting new england hard, this storm skirts tout sea harmlessly bringing light snow to virginia and areas like the carolina. for those areas that have been hit so hard this winter, this is welcome news. the forecast around the country, everyone leaving dallas today. 43 and sunny, no problem. i guess the big news is that we have finally broke the out of just our miserable weather pattern. >> the cutoff jean shorts are back out for you, bill karins.
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>> i need the ribbed t-shirt, though. >> that's the most exciting part of this weather. super bowl now, you'll see a lot of variations on the cheese theme here. the packers won last night, say cheese, the big cheese, last night in arlington, texas, jerry jones showcasing his $1.2 billion stadium. let's get to the game. first quarter, look at that. beautiful place. $1.2 billion bucks. they have all kinds of expensive art in there, sushi, a beautiful facility i'm told. there's the outside of the building. aaron rodgers leading his team on an incredible run through the playoffs. they were the sixth seed. they had to fight to get into the playoff peps first quarter, packers strike first. nelson, beautiful perfect ball from aaron rodgers. green bay goes up, 7-0. the next the drive, ben
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roethlisberger, his arm was hit while he throws that one. nick collins, dives in for a touchdown. packers up, 14-0. looks like this might be a blowout. to the second. 21-3 at this point. steelers need a score and roethlisberger scrambles, rolls out, finds hines ward. 21-10 was the score at halftime, so keeps the game close. fourth quarter here now, crucial mistake. 21-17 was the score there. steelers were driving perhaps to take the lead, but mendenhall coughs it up. rodgers hits jennings in the end zone, jennings' second touchdown of the day. steelers trying to get back into it. roethlisberger hits mike wallace. nice catch and throw. 25 yards. steelers get to within six points. they actually got to within three points and green bay kicked a field goal. steelers need a drive here to
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stay alive. under a minute. roethlisberger's drive slips through mike wallace' hands and they are the super bowl xlv champions, beating the steelers, 31-25, reclaiming the vince lombardi trophy named after the packers' legendary coach. green bay's 13th modern nfl title. it is the team's first super bowl win in 14 years. the last one was in 1997 when brett favre led them to a championship. this time, though, it's that man coming out of the shadow of favre, aaron rodgers, named super bowl mvp. he threw 3 touchdown passes, no intercepti interceptions, 304 yards for rodgers in the postgame press conference. he was asked if he had finally shed brett favre's legacy. >> i've never felt like there's been a monkey on my back, you know. the organization stood behind me, believed in me. i said back in 2005, he wouldn't
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be sorry with his pick, you know? and i told him in '08 that i was going to repay their trust and get us this -- you know, get us this opportunity. >> aaron rodgers, the mvp. coming up at the top of the hour on "morning joe," before that big game, president obama went toe to toe with bill o'reiley. we will have the highlights. then coming up, we will gather
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packers won the super bowl last night. but if you want to sound smart, tell your friends 79-year-old robert cook who has been to every super bowl since 1967 missed last night's game due to illness. cook and three other men formed the never miss the super bowl club and have been featured in recent ads for visa. cook sent his two daughters to the game instead. let's huddle up here around the morning cooler to talk about the super bowl ads. we have your e-mails now. there appear to be three that are your favorite. you like this one, ozzy osbourne
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and justin bieber for best buy dressed in some futuristic getup. ozzy rocking the dark eye makeup, fumbling, stumbling and mumbling around. anyone you've got biebs, you know you've got something. number two, your favorite here, this, i have to tell you was my personal favorite. volkswagen, the darth vader kid, trying to animate the dog, bring the dog up, nothing worked until he gets to dad's volkswagen. dad, wisely inside, starts the car from the kitchen and the kid thinks he has the force. well done. all right. and number one, this was your favorite now. chrysler eminem for detroit. ♪
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♪ >> this is the motor city. this is what we do. >> chris ler going with a two-minute ad there featuring eminem. those ads go for $3 million for 30 seconds. you can do the math on that one. eminem out also out bushing brisk tv. who knew. he's the pitch man now. before the game got started, christiristina aguilera sang th national anthem. if you listened closely, you may have noticed she skipped a line and repeated another.
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♪ whose broad stripes and bright stars ♪ ♪ through the perilous fight ♪ what so proudly we watched at the twilights last gleaming ♪ ♪ and the rockets red glare >> do you think she repeated one? i have to say she covered it up so well, it was hard to notice. she repeated, she blew through it. here is a professional. she said i got so caught up in the moment i lost my place. i can only hope that everyone could feel my love for this country and that the true spirit of the anthem still came through. super bowl xlv, they were doing the celebrity cut aways. if you were watching at home with your children, you had to quickly avert their gaze from this, cameron diaz, no!
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feeding a-rod popcorn. caught in that one moment, you got the cut away, said so much. cameron diaz stuffing popcorn into a-rod's mouth. while you're awake, your texts and e-mails and "morning joe" is moments away. ( voices overlapping )
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